The "Stripped Panthera" Cottages are built in cluster cottages; they offer random view of the tea gardens, the resort and the park. They are Non AC Twin bedded. They also…
"Grazing Rhino" cottages are spacious with king size bed, bigger bathroom and a large shower area. One can enjoy a better view of the park with sightings of one horn…
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Manas National Park is world renowned for its exceptional natural beauty and charismatic wildlife. The park offers excellent habitats such as Terai-Bhabhar grasslands, forests, rivers and wetlands along with the low Shiwalik hills that are contiguous with the Himalayas in Bhutan.
The Park is divided into 3 ranges viz, Bhuyanpara (East), Bansbari (Central) and Panbari (Western) Range. The Park headquarters are located at Barpeta Road.
Basic Information of Manas National Park:
Park area: 500 sq.kms.
- Location: Foothills of Bhutan on the Eastern Coast of Himalayas; Baksa and Chirang Districts in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), Assam.
Latitude 26˚30´N – 27˚00´N
Longitude 90˚50´- 92˚00´E
- Rainfall: 3330mm
- Temperature: 10˚ Minimum and 37˚ Maximum.
- Best time to visit: November to April.
- Flora: 622 species plants recorded. (Dicotyledons-429 species. Monicotyledon- 162species, Pteridophytes- 30 species and 1 species of Gymnosperms.)
A number of ethno medicinal plants have also been recorded of which 89 tree species, 49 shrubs, 37 under shrubs, 172 herbs, 36 species of climbers, 15 species of orchids, 18 species of fern and 43 species of grass.
- Fauna: 60 species of Mammals, 476 Birds, 42 Reptiles, 7 Amphibians, 54 Fishes and more than 100 species of insects.
Manas provides habitat for 22 of India’s most threatened species of mammals. In total, there are nearly 60 mammals species, 42 reptile species and 17 species of amphibians.
Important wild fauna include Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat,Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Great One Horned Rhino, Gaur, Sambar, Swamp Deer, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Pig, Fishing Cat, Golden Cat,Jungle Cat, Marbled Cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog and Hog Badger areamong others.
The rare and highly endangered species found here are:
- Pygmy Hog,
- Hispid Hare,
- Chinese Pangolin,
- Assam Roofed Turtle,
- Bengal Florican
- Golden Langur
The vast expanses of grasslands in Manas National Park support a large number of mega herbivorous. The tall grass and reeds also called the elephant-grass grow up to a height of over 5 meters during rainy season.
Manas National Park is the ultimate destination for bird lover community. Over 475 bird species have been recorded making it as the number one birding site in India. All five IUCN listed Critically Endangered bird species like King Vulture, Slender-Billed Vulture, White-Rumped Vulture, White-Bellied Heron and the Bengal Florican have been recorded from Manas and its fringe areas.